rest on/upon

phrasal verb
rested on/upon; resting on/upon; rests on/upon

Definition of rest on/upon

1 : to depend or rely on (someone or something) All our hopes rested on one man.
2 : to stop moving and look at (someone or something) His eyes/gaze rested on the letter.
3 : to be based on (something) His theory rested upon two important pieces of evidence.

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“Rest on/upon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rest%20on%2Fupon. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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